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Hiroko:
Do you remember how to introduce yourself in Japanese? わたしは、ひろこです。 (Watashi wa, Hiroko desu.) In this lesson, you are going to learn this simple and useful sentence structure A は (wa) B です。 (desu.) What is this これは、チョコレートです。 (Kore wa, chokorēto desu.) これ (kore) means this. So これは、チョコレートです。 (Kore wa, chokorēto desu.) means this is chocolate. Okay let’s practice. What is this これは、せんべいです。 (Kore wa, senbei desu.) this is a rice cracker. Next, what is this? これは、あめです。 (Kore wa, ame desu.) This is candy. Okay let me introduce Yuchi. He is going to help me with this lesson.
Yuichi:
こんにちは、ゆういちです。 (Konnichiwa, Yūichi desu.) よろしくおねがいします。 (Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.)
Hiroko:
よろしくおねがいします。 (Yoroshiku onegai shimasu.) Yuchi san, which one do you want?
Yuichi:
I want this one.
Hiroko:
それは、あめです。 (Sore wa, ame desu.) That’s candy. This is the same sentence structure again here. A is B. Did you notice the different word それ? (Sore?) それ (sore) means “that”, it’s used to talk about something that’s near the person you are talking to. Yuchi san, are you thirsty?
Yuichi:
Yes.
Hiroko:
あれは、きっさてんです。 (Are wa, kissaten desu.) That’s coffee shop, let’s go. This is the same sentence structure once again. A is B. The only difference is あれ (are) which means that over there. あれ (are) is used to talk about something that is far from both the speaker and the listener. Okay let’s review これ (kore) それ (sore) and あれ (are) これは、マグカップです。 (Kore wa, magukappu desu.) それは、ミッキーマウスです。 (Sore wa, Mikkīmausu desu.) .
Yuichi:
あれは、おにです。 (Are wa, oni desu.)
Hiroko:
That’s a monster.

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Mina-san,

Let’s try to make a sample sentence with this basic sentence structure you learned in this lesson!

February 13th, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Truly Baz san,
Konnichiwa.
Yes, the dialogue is correct.
However, you should not use ‘are’ in the last sentence.
Please use ‘sore’ here. :wink:
Yuki 由紀
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February 3rd, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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Truly san,
Konnchiwa.

Thanks for posting!

We’re happy you’re enjoying the lessons! If you have any questions, we’re here to help :wink:

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Truly Baz
January 26th, 2017 at 1:54 pm
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Sore Wa neko desuka
Hai! Kore Wa neko desu! Are wa tadashidesuka

Truly Baz
January 26th, 2017 at 1:45 pm
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These are helpful
Arigatou gozaimashita!

January 18th, 2017 at 2:35 pm
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Savannah san,
Konnichiwa.
Your sentences are perfect. :thumbsup:
Yuki 由紀
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Savannah
December 6th, 2016 at 2:58 pm
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Kore wa enpitsu desu.
Are wa neko desu.
Sore wa ichigo desu.

November 18th, 2016 at 11:25 am
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Chase-san konnichiwa,

Thank you for your comment.
Good catch. :open_mouth:
I’m not sure his specific name but it’s one of the common sculpture, called as “Niōzō.”.
Temples usually have big gates and in the inside of the both post, this kind of Niōzō are standing.
The most famous one is “Kongōrikishi.”
You can read about it on Advanced Audio Blog Season 6 Lesson 21.

Hope this helps,
Motoko
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Chase
October 28th, 2016 at 12:31 am
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was that monster in the last scene a AOT reference?

July 25th, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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Osamu san,
Konnchiwa. :smile:
Thank you for your post.
Yuki 由紀
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Osamu
July 14th, 2016 at 2:53 pm
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lol xD